Ivan Wise


This week, Ivan Wise discusses six things which he thinks should be better known

1. Nothing Sacred: one of the finest film comedies, starring Carole Lombarde – http://sensesofcinema.com/2011/cteq/nothing-sacred/

2. Charles Lamb: essayist and author of Tales from Shakespeare – http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44519/the-old-familiar-faces

3. Rosewood Thieves: American folk-rock band – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ARPHwygl8A

4. Takin’ Home the Asylum: BBC drama about mental health, and David Tennant’s first starring role – http://www.theguardian.com/society/2008/jun/04/mentalhealth

5. Parkinson’s Law of Triviality: how committees spend most of their time on trivia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_triviality

6. Cyrus Field: the man behind the transatlantic cable – http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/11/books/the-cable-guy.html

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